is a coeducational
, Public university|public
university located in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey|Union
and Hillside, New Jersey|Hillside
, New Jersey, United States. Kean University serves its students in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions and is best known for its programs in the humanities and social sciences and in education, graduating the most teachers in the state of New Jersey annually.
Kean is also noted for the physical therapy program which it holds in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Kean University was founded in 1855 in Newark, New Jersey
, as the Newark Normal School. Initially established for the exclusive purpose of being a teacher-education college it became New Jersey State Teachers College in 1937. In 1958, following a post-war boom of students and increasing demands for a more...